Th. Nast: His Period and His Pictures

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Macmillan, 1904 - Artists - 583 pages

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This book is a reproduction of the original 1904 biography by a long-time friend of Nast's; it came out shortly after Nast passed away, and some years after he had faded out of the public limelight ... Read full review

Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures (American Men and Women of Letters Series)

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Thomas Nast was a political cartoonist whose pencil was mightier than any sword. His work was so popular that it helped shape much of the political policy of the 1860s and 1870s. This biography ... Read full review


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Page 102 - Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 425 - To recapitulate : I am not, nor have I ever been a candidate for a renomination. I would not accept a nomination if it were tendered, unless it should come under such circumstances as to make it an imperative duty — circumstances not likely to arise.
Page 350 - I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.
Page 482 - Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of the American Congress and threw his shining lance full and fair against the brazen foreheads of the defamers of his country and the maligners of his honor.
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Page 527 - Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced...
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Page 497 - political methods and principles to which we are unalterably opposed. . . . We look with solicitude to the coming nominations by the Democratic party; they have the proper men; we hope they will put them before the people.
Page 312 - Now for the Third Term. I do not want it any more than I did the first. I would not write or utter a word to change the will of the people, in expressing and having their choice.

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